The last time Catherine Zeta-Jones decided to do a little singing and dancing onscreen, she walked away with an Oscar. So, if you're directing a big budget musical, you might want to ask her to come along for the ride.
Adam Shankman did, and now Zeta-Jones has officially joined the star-studded cast of "Rock of Ages" to rock out wuth Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Mary J. Blige and Russell Brand.
According to The Wrap, Zeta-Jones will be playing the villainous mayor who wants to keep rock and roll out of Los Angeles.
If the film adaptation sticks closely to the stage musical, Zeta-Jones won't get to belt out any big 1980s ballads, but we wouldn't be surprised if they make an exception for their Oscar winner.
Zeta-Jones has been in headlines recently for her hospitalization and candor for her mental health issues. She's been having a tumultuous time due to the illness of her husband, actor Michael Douglas, and it's good to see her name associated with a big and fun movie role. She's been absent from the big screen since 2009, but is ready to come back and remind everyone who she is. She has several films lined up, all of them hitting theaters in 2012, but none of them are any bigger than "Rock of Ages" -- and that's just describing the hair!
"Rock of Ages" is in rehearsals now, and will begin shooting any day now. It hits theaters on June 1, 2012.